Balcony Releasing | Release Date: October 12, 2007
Summary: America’s fast-food empire is fueled by a secret ingredient: corn. High fructose corn syrup makes the sodas sweet, corn-fed beef makes the burgers fat, and corn oil crisps the fries. As college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis find out, their junk food generation has grown up eating so much corn that if you test their hair– it’s actually made of the stuff. King Corn follows Ian and Curt to a tiny town in the middle of Iowa, where they plant and grow an acre of America’s most powerful crop, and attempt to follow its fate as food. What they find is alternately hilarious and horrifying: genetically modified seeds and home- brewed corn syrup, a bumper crop of obesity and diabetes, and a government paying farmers to grow what’s making us sick. You’ll never enjoy a soda again. (Balcony Releasing)
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Runtime: 88 min
Rating: Unrated
Production: ITVS
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Aaron Woolf Director
Writer Credit
Aaron Woolf Writer
Curtis Ellis Writer
Ian Cheney Writer
Jeffrey K. Miller Writer
Cast Credit
Curt Ellis Himself
Earl L. Butz Himself
Ian Cheney Himself
Producer Credit
Aaron Woolf Producer
Curt Ellis Co-Producer
Curtis Ellis Co-Producer
Ian Cheney Co-Producer